Cafe Racer Pictures


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Mr. Spanky
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Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby Mr. Spanky » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:58 pm



I tried doing a search in pictures but it really doesn't want to work right for me. I want to see your cafe racers and naked wings and want to see the customizations you've done. Uploads anyone?

*P.S. I don't consider fairings as "customization" unless you molded and made it yourself from fiberglass. Just sayin'.



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Fred Camper
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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:38 pm

Not really Cafe Racer in my book as no rear sets and the bars are not flat.


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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby kwild » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:51 pm

Not a cafe, but here's my 84 standard. Changed out all the lighting, chopped the seat.

I've ridden Goldwings cafe'd out. I felt totally stretched out to reach the clubman bars, it a long way from saddle to bars...laying on the false tank is not for me, but I think they look pretty awesome.



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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby rowejimf » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:18 am



This is a '77 Goldwing

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Fred Camper
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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:10 am

Jims bike is sweet, a very nice cafe if you ask me.

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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby rowejimf » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:54 am

Thanks Fred! Hope you and yours had a nice Christmas and hope to link up with you all at one of the many events in our areas.

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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby wanickbill » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:55 pm

maybe this time it will work
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drcroog
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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby drcroog » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:37 pm



This is my '78 which is not a traditional cafe but I don't know how to categorize it

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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby 1grouch2u » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:39 pm

Ah, what the heck- might as well get some notoriety- cleaning my desktop and came across these yesterday (need to be out there putting my radiator and back wheel back on but it's gloomy and I'm having a hell of a time with the friggin balance beads- plus dialysis today and blaaaa-h-h-h.,.,.,.,.








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Fred Camper
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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby Fred Camper » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:47 pm

Looks good to me 1grouch2me. A very nice bagger for sure.

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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby portugeezer » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:27 pm

I like the guitar in the side bag! I have gone to band practice a few times with a bass strapped to my back on the bike and the wind pulls back on it so hard the straps hurt my shoulders!

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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby Fred Camper » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:50 pm

So is there a GL band in our future?

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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby 1grouch2u » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:50 pm

**************HIJACK ALERT*************

8-) Yeah, I used to be all over Dallas 'Busking' w/guitar (not the best place for it, DO NOT RECOMMEND!) Carrying a gig-bag on a bicycle is a lot of work, but do-able, on a motorcycle I really was too nervous about sudden gusts pulling me either off the bike, or off course/ lane change. Of course like Arlo said, "with an acoustic guitar there's more wind pressure on the box side than on the neck side, 'cause there's more guitar on the box side..." :lol:

:) So that's why that one was riding where it was, and made the trip no problems- about 80 miles- but for regular travel with a guitar- full sized, dreadnought- I think the rig Elvis had in one of his movies (where he got run off the road on his motorcycle...?) would be the way to do it! :lol:

*************NOW BACK TO 'CAFE RACER PICTURES'***************

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degregoriis
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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby degregoriis » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:43 am

I converted mine to a CAFE RACER style bike. With M-type bars from Laverda etc
have a look at

http://degregoriis.wix.com/gl1000

and give your comments.

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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby bjatwood » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:53 pm

I'm gonna build a bike that looks very similar to this pic as my inspriation.
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Fred Camper
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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:39 pm

Nothing wrong with Octane's bobber Bulldog. Love the front wheel.

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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby landisr » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:02 pm

Here are a couple pics of Darth.

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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby Fred Camper » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:48 pm

Boy Landisr, that bike looks great. Love the tank rack, that is period correct and looks great on these old girls. The seat looks great too, what kind of rear rack is that? Sure looks well cared for.

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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby landisr » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:36 pm

Thanks. I actually use the rack now and then to mount a tank bag. The luggage rack was off a CB750 I used to have. Don't recall the brand except that it has an adjustable (fore & aft) backrest that came with it. Perhaps another member can ID the brand. The pics aren't necessarily current because the seat I have on it now is an oldie but goodie; an EZ-Berg. Remember him? And I also frequently cheat and mount my National Cycle Plexifairing on it unless it's a really laid back day. ;-)

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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:12 pm

An easy on, easy off fairing is a great idea. I take off my windshield a good part of the year, but a fairing that comes off just as easy is a better idea.

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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby kwild » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:54 pm

I have a Slipstreamer "spit~fire" that I take on and off depending on the ride.
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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby JellyBelly » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:19 am

When I first got my 78 I wanted to keep it original...but now I love the cafe style.
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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby bjatwood » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:43 pm

Nice bike JellyBelly!
I kindof dig the 75-6-77 gas tank shapes a bit more than 78 and up...

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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby Old Fogey » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:33 am

This is my mate and business partner Doug Snavely's 79 GL1000 CYBORG. Altered frame, Kawasaki forks, brakes and front wheel, CBX fairing, NOS enabled, etc etc etc



This is his latest project. GL1000, mono-shocked, 1200 engine, rear fuel tank; currently getting fitted with 1200 front forks

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Re: Cafe Racer Pictures

Postby JellyBelly » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:45 am

Not completely cafe but with a little tweaking it could get there.
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